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  1. Medical City Dallas, The Steadman Clinic & more: 12 spine programs expanding

    Twelve hospitals, health systems and private practices expanding their spine and neurosurgery programs in February: By Eric Oliver -
  2. Akron Children's Hospital readies to open new facility — 4 insights

    Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital will open the Mansfield (Ohio) Health Center March 26, local news affiliate WMFD.com reports. By Eric Oliver -
  3. Carrum Health partners with Rush Health to expand self-insured employee benefits — 3 insights

    Carrum Health partnered with Chicago-based Rush Health to provide enhanced benefits to self-insured Midwestern employees. By Eric Oliver -

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  1. FDA awards Kuros Biosciences 510(k) approval for TLIF cage — 3 insights

    Kuros Biosciences received FDA 510(k) approval for its transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion cage. By Eric Oliver -
  2. Anterior cervical discectomy & fusion safely performed in outpatient settings — 5 study insights

    A New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery study examined anterior cervical discectomy and fusion outcomes, finding it safe for select patients in the outpatient setting. By Eric Oliver -
  3. AAOS names Dr. Joseph Bosco III 1st vice president — 4 insights

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons appointed Joseph Bosco III, MD, first vice president at AAOS 2019, March 13-15 in Las Vegas. By Eric Oliver -
  4. SI-Bone to increase sales force, grow academic medical center presence in 2019

    SI-Bone reported a 15 percent revenue increase last year, as well as a $17.5 million net loss. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. ISASS releases statements on bone graft substitutes, vertebral augmentation

    The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery released two new statements: one focused on bone graft substitutes and the other examining vertebral augmentation. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. How well is Walmart's spine center of excellence program working? 5 takeaways

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger joined Walmart's center of excellence network in 2017 for spine surgery, providing Walmart employees access to Geisinger's spine team without additional out-of-pocket costs. A Harvard Business Review article recently outlined the program's success. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Geisinger, Medacta launch lifetime guarantee for knee replacements: 4 details

    Medacta partnered with Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger to launch a program that will deliver a lifetime guarantee for knee replacement patients. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Enhanced recovery after surgery pathway leads to rapid discharge & high patient satisfaction – 3 study findings

    Opioid-sparing enhanced recovery after surgery pathway for Medicare patients undergoing total joint replacement may promote early discharge, according to research presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2019 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, March 12-16. By Shayna Korol -
  1. The key technological trends in spine for 2019

    Twelve spine surgeons, neurosurgeons and pain specialists discuss the trends they expect to see in the spine technology arena this year. By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Rush University Medical Center CEO Dr. Larry Goodman to retire — 6 insights

    Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center and Rush University System for Health CEO Larry Goodman, MD, will retire in 2019. By Eric Oliver -
  3. IMAC Holdings taps Mike Ditka to serve as brand ambassador — 3 insights

    Regenerative medicine company IMAC Holdings has a new brand ambassador in former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka. By Eric Oliver -
  4. AxioMed receives CE mark for cervical disc — 3 insights

    AxioMed earned CE mark approval for its viscoelastic disc replacement Cervical Disc. By Eric Oliver -
  5. 5 insights into new AAHKS President Dr. Michael Bolognesi

    Michael Bolognesi, MD, became the 29th American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons president at the AAHKS Board of Directors' meeting in Las Vegas. By Eric Oliver -
  6. Stryker strengthens sports medicine line with up to $220M acquisition — 5 key notes

    Stryker acquired OrthoSpace, an Israel-based company focused on technology to treat irreparable rotator cuff tears. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. 29 spine, neurosurgeons on the move this year so far

    Since the beginning of 2019, 29 spine and neurosurgeons have taken new positions. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Stryker bolsters sports medicine imaging platform: 5 things to know

    Stryker launched new visualization tools for arthroscopic hip procedures. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Smith & Nephew doubles down on robotics with new product launch, acquisition: 5 details

    Smith & Nephew is turning its focus to robotics with a new acquisition and several product launches. By Laura Dyrda -

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